Friday, 26 May 2017

Photo Scavenger Hunt - May

I'm so pleased to have recently stumbled upon another Photo Scavenger Hunt, this time at
 I live,I love,I laugh ..... and I've enjoyed looking for subjects from Hawthorn's May list. Here's my choice.


Taken at the cathedral of Notre Dame, Fontenay le Comte, France.


 The village green at Godstone, Surrey taken on a frosty February morning.


 Residing in the fruit bowl for far too long, this one was almost on the turn!
 With smoked salmon and a wedge of lemon it made a tasty... and healthy lunch.


I shot this in my village during early spring on my way home from a night shift. 


Looks like woodworm have made their home here. 


 I thought a blurry image was more interesting than one in focus for this shot of my friend Juliette crocheting...she agreed to be photographed only on the proviso that I would not show her face!


 The Selfridges Building in Birmingham was completed in 2003 at a cost of £60 million,
the facade is covered with 15000 anodised aluminium discs.


These second-hand suitcases were displayed outside a vintage shop....again in Birmingham.


Legend has it that the number of breaths it takes to blow off all the seeds of a dandelion head that has gone to seed, is the hour number. 

If blowing seeds is not your idea of telling time, consider this:

"The dandelion is called the rustic oracle; its flowers always open about 5 A.M. and shut at 8 P.M., serving the shepherd for a clock." 


This guy was busy videoing his mate who was riding the waves off the coast of
St Gilles Croix de Vie, France.

I'm off to check out the other scavenger hunters and next month's list .
Have a great weekend.

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Greetings from France where I'm posting from my mobile, (phone and home!) for the first time....I almost feel like a roving reporter!

The French are at the polls today and business appeared to be brisk at the village mairie where the locals go to cast their vote.  After last week's TV debate, the opinion polls suggest Macron has it in the bag, but we know how wrong they can sometimes be!  We'll find out soon enough.

I left the UK last week with a chest infection and since my arrival here have been struck for the first time ever with conjunctivitis.  What a revolting thing that is!  To say that I'm not feeling (or looking) my best would be an understatement.  I've also just discovered that I'm out of gaz and as everything closes on a Sunday at midday, there'll be no hot water or cooking for me later.

I've friends joining me shortly for an apèro....who needs gas anyway?

Santé !